Luxury conglomerate LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) in efforts towards inclusivity and diversity has added new talents to its senior team.
Announcing the shift in structure, the firm announced the appointment of Dr. Atira Charles as the new head of Diversity and Inclusion for Moet Hennessey.
Charles highly skilled and well versed within the spirits industry knows the power of promoting and implementing diversity practices into a corporate environment like LVMH.
“As far as IDE and working in the consulting industry, I feel like I was made for this from early on. It has been important for me, in establishing and running my firm, The Charles Consulting Group, to focus on issues of diversity, inclusion and wellness,” said Charles in an email interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE.
“But also, and especially as a woman and as a Black woman, to explore identity and self-awareness, this concept of self and our spirit which needs to be expressed, defended and oftentimes, to do that we need others to rally alongside us.”
According to Charles her focus will be to oversee different initiatives to promote diversity within the company and mostly concentrate on collaborations across the organization to work on inclusion efforts consistent with the LVMH brand. She says she will also be “spearheading talent pipelining to promote diversity at the leadership level, as well as at the supplier level.”
“I will also be focused on furthering learning and development initiatives – from training to coaching and more – all dedicated to increasing transparency, vulnerability, and promoting dialogue internally.” Charles added.
Atira Charles has worked as an educator, researcher, speaker, coach, consultant and entreprenuer.